God Only Knows

Mijke de Jong

IFFR 2019

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  • 88'
  • Netherlands
  • 2019

When depressed investigative journalist Thomas (57) jumps into a canal in desperation on Maundy Thursday, his older sister Doris rushes to his aid. When she isn’t busy organising aid to refugees, she is always ready to help out her little brother. However, their younger sister Hannah, who is doing well as a photographer, thinks it would be better if Thomas were to accept professional help.

Extracts from letters reveal the deep emotional bond between Doris, Thomas and Hannah; but when they're together, there’s a constant risk of conflict. Their interaction, which becomes more volatile in the days following his suicide attempt, is vicious, heart-warming, painful and funny. Underneath it all lies their Christian upbringing and values such as self-sacrifice, brotherly love, suffering and guilt, which unavoidably surface during Easter.

Director
Mijke de Jong
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
88'
Medium
DCP
Language
Dutch
Producers
Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld
Production Company
Topkapi Films
Sales
Topkapi Films
Screenplay
Mijke de Jong
Cinematography
Ton Peters
Editor
Dorith Vinken
Production Design
Jorien Sont
Sound Design
Mark Glynne
Music
Rutger Reinders
Cast
Marcel Musters, Monic Hendrickx, Elsie de Brauw
Local Distributor
Cinemien